5 things to know for Dec. 28



CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Officials: Charlotte fire truck involved in collision

On the way to an emergency call, a Charlotte fire truck ended up in it's own emergency in South End shortly after 5 p.m. Thursday.

Witnesses said they heard the fire truck coming through the intersection of West Boulevard and South Tryon Street.

"Everyone heard the sirens but this guy just kept flying through," witness Tracy Walley said.

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Police search for men who robbed business in Monroe

Monroe police are searching for two men who robbed a business and three employees at gunpoint.

One of the robbers had a handgun and the other had a sawed-off shotgun when they burst into Springleaf Financial Services on Wednesday afternoon.

Workers told police both men had their faces covered and wore white socks on their hands.

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Homicide victim's girlfriend's sister a suspect

Police said last Friday that Michael Shull was robbed and slain on his way to pick up his girlfriend.

Thursday, Eyewitness News learned that Shull's girlfriend is the sister of one of the suspects.

Ashley Owens, Davonta Turner and Aveance Bryant were all in court.

Shull was on his way to pick up his girlfriend last Friday and to do some Christmas shopping when the three attacked him, and according to police, beat and stabbed him to death.

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2 years since Monroe teen disappeared in MD

Friday marks two years since a Monroe teenager was last seen.

Phylicia Barnes disappeared while visiting relatives in Baltimore.

Her body was found in a river months later.

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Russian president signs bill banning Americans from adopting

Russia's president signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children Friday.

That means that some local families' adoption plans may fall through.

The Sumwalts are from Matthews and already have two sons from Russia.

They planned to adopt another one next year.

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